Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

51-4052 Pourers and Casters, Metal

Operate hand-controlled mechanisms to pour and regulate the flow of molten metal into molds to produce castings or ingots.

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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,900 3.0 % $14.05 $29,230 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.29 $11.14 $13.40 $16.64 $20.44
Annual Wage (2) $19,330 $23,170 $27,880 $34,600 $42,520

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Foundries 7,350 $13.30 $27,670 1 6
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. 1,780 $17.65 $36,710 2 1
Alumina and aluminum production 1,130 $14.72 $30,610 3 2
Other nonferrous metal production 780 $14.57 $30,300 4 3
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 260 $9.08 $18,890 5 10

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy mfg. 1,780 $17.65 $36,710 2 1
Alumina and aluminum production 1,130 $14.72 $30,610 3 2
Other nonferrous metal production 780 $14.57 $30,300 4 3
Other nonmetallic mineral products 50 $14.44 $30,020 9 4
Plastics product manufacturing 80 $14.29 $29,720 8 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Wisconsin 820 $14.68 $30,530 0.030% 405
Indiana 840 $16.62 $34,560 0.029% 327
Alabama 510 $14.24 $29,630 0.028% 334
Iowa 380 $13.28 $27,620 0.027% 381
Arkansas 290 $14.20 $29,540 0.026% 279

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Indiana 840 $16.62 $34,560 0.029% 327
Washington 220 $16.14 $33,560 0.009% 414
New Jersey 220 $15.98 $33,240 0.006% 427
West Virginia 160 $15.87 $33,010 0.023% 262
Ohio 1,140 $15.73 $32,720 0.021% 374

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Benton Harbor, MI MSA 80 $14.19 $29,510 0.125%
Anniston, AL MSA 50 $12.84 $26,700 0.107%
Reading, PA MSA 90 $14.03 $29,180 0.056%
Nashua, NH PMSA 50 $13.21 $27,470 0.056%
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI MSA 280 $12.44 $25,880 0.052%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Baltimore, MD PMSA (6) $19.34 $40,230 (6)
Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA MSA 60 $18.27 $38,000 0.017%
Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria, OH PMSA 240 $17.62 $36,660 0.022%
Birmingham, AL MSA 150 $17.44 $36,270 0.033%
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 50 $16.46 $34,230 0.004%

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(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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